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By: Matt Ingold

September 13th, 2016

Reducing Employee Hours to Avoid the ACA? Prepare for a Lawsuit.

Affordable Care Act | Healthcare Compliance

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate have placed a costly burden on employers who traditionally did not extend employer sponsored health coverage to variable hour employees. The ACA now requires employers to offer health coverage to those employees that work more than 30 hours per week (130 hours per month over a 12 month measurement period), or risk paying a penalty. In an effort to avoid the cost of penalties and additional health insurance expenses, a number of employers looked to ways of reducing their full-time employee population, or minimize the number of employees to whom they would be required to offer coverage or risk paying a penalty. Makes sense. Then came the lawsuit Marin v. Dave & Buster’s Inc.

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By: Matt Ingold

August 29th, 2016

HRA vs. HSA vs. FSA: What is a Qualifying Expense?

Healthcare Compliance

As Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are growing in popularity, employers having increasing questions on the difference between Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs), FLEX Spending Accounts (FSAs) and HSAs. While there are overlapping regulations in each of these benefits, there are also important distinguishing factors. This blog will focus on the question: “For an HRA vs. HSA vs. FSA, must a qualified expense be incurred during the same plan year that the contribution is made?” Let’s focus on how each of these benefits responds.

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By: James Hart

August 24th, 2016

What makes a great ACA software dashboard?

HRIS | Obamacare Reporting

The keys to a great software are accessibility and customization. The Software is useless if it isn’t intuitive enough to use and won’t serve all your purposes if it can’t be modified to fit your company. Here are some of the attributes of a good Affordable Care Act software dashboard.

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By: Matt Ingold

August 17th, 2016

Benetech's Free Affordable Care Act Software Offer

HR Best Practices | HR Technology

We don’t typically use our blog to talk about ourselves, but we felt this campaign would be worth promoting to our readership. So please forgive the plug—we won’t make a habit out of it!

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3 Most Common Mistake Employers Make When Offering Benefits

Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.

By: Matt Ingold

August 8th, 2016

How to Determine Your Historical Measurement Period for ACA Software Implementation

Affordable Care Act | HR Best Practices | HR Technology

By now most employers and HR professionals are well aware of the data required for Affordable Care Act testing and reporting. The measurement periods continue to be a sticking point for people, particularly when they are collecting data during the process for an ACA software implementation.

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By: Barry McNamara

August 3rd, 2016

The Affordable Care Act at Six…and Counting

Affordable Care Act | Obamacare | Obamacare Reporting

While the results of this fall's national elections might re-shape the debate around the Affordable Care Act (the ACA), substantive change, if any, won't occur until at least mid-2017. In the interim, employers must remain mindful of the impact that the ACA's various coverage, cost and compliance requirements have on their employee benefit offerings.

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By: Matt Ingold

July 21st, 2016

Quick Tips to Administering NY Paid Family Leave

Compliance & Auditing | Healthcare Compliance

We have some time between now and the effective date of NY Paid Family Leave Act (PFLA) in January of 2018. Indeed a lot can happen in 18 months that may impact our plans for administering NY Paid Family Leave, but probably not enough to justify postponing our preparation strategy for administering this new benefit. In this blog I'll be covering some key considerations when building your process for administering Paid Family Leave. Of note, PFLA shares some similarities with FMLA, but is by no means a carbon copy.

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By: James Hart

July 21st, 2016

How to tell if you are eligible for FMLA

FMLA

  The Family Medical Leave Act is a form of unpaid job protection that allows employees to take time off for specific family-related medical reasons. This is sometimes confused with the Americans with Disabilities Act which protects the rights of people with disabilities IN the workplace, such as proper dietary and physical accommodations.   To begin your employeer must meet fmla compliance rule if: The employer is one who employs 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius of the worksite To be eligible for the coverage itself an employee must meet these two requirements. The employee must have been employed with the company for 12 months The employee must have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 months prior to the start of FMLA leave

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Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.

Before you leave...

Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.